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    Maine Senators Criticize Trump Over Khashoggi Killing
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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: Senate Intelligence Committee members Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) (L) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) arrive for a closed-door hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. None of the Intelligence Committee's members had anything to say to journalists about a report that Russian government-backed hackers stole U.S. secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks and protect against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on a home computer in 2015. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Maine's two senators have criticized President Donald Trump over his response to the CIA's assessment of the involvement of Saudi Arabia's crown prince in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee).

    Trump said last week the CIA report had "feelings certain ways" but no clear conclusion linking the crown prince to the killing.

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins posted on Twitter Sunday saying that Trump was making a "grave mistake" in ignoring the CIA's findings. She says if the president fails to act, Congress must act, instead.

    Independent Sen. Angus King took a similar tone on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, saying it's "pretty clear'' that the crown prince had a role in Khashoggi's killing.

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    King says giving a pass to the crown prince undermines U.S. authority.

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